ART OF TOMORROW, Museum of Non-Objective Painting, New York, 1939

Artists (et al): Hans Arp, Rudolf Bauer, Vasily Kandinsky, Paul Klee, Fernand Léger, László Moholy-Nagy, Otto Nebel, Ben Nicholson, Friedrich Vordemberge-Gildewart, Hilla Rebay, Kurt Schwitters, Maria Helena Vieira da Silva (more than 400 works of art)

Venue: Museum of Non-Objective Painting (the precursor to the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum), New York City

Opening: June 1, 1939

Dimensions: 18.4 x 18.2 cm (folded out 18.4 x 36.4 cm)

Further information: The Museum of Non-Objective Painting opened its inaugural exhibition Art of Tomorrow on East 54th Street. It was the first public exhibition in New York of one representative part of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of non-objective paintings, acquired by Hilla Rebay and Guggenheim between 1929 and 1939. The cover image shows Rudolf Bauer’s painting No. 127, Orange Accent.

Further links: The exhibition catalogue has been digitalized and is accessible via: http://archive.org/stream/artoftomorrowfif1939gugg#mode/2up

Images: Images of the invitation and all other archival documents shown on this page are part of the online collection of Archiv der Avantgarden, Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.

Frank Lloyd WrightHans ArpKurt SchwittersLászló Moholy-NagyPablo PicassoPaul KleeSociété AnonymeVasily Kandinsky


The two following catalogues accompanied the exhibition Art of Tomorrow. “Fourty-one reproductions from the collection of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for non-objective painting” served as a catalogue, while the second publication collected “Public comments made about the exhibition.” Both were published in New York City in 1939.

“Public Comment about Creative Painting: ‘When you once see it and accept it within yourself, nothing else will do’ ––” Quote from the Public Comments on Art of Tomorrow